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  1. RexHavoc

    The Rumour Thread

    Blackstone fortress has it's first expansion on the way, it seems to be a very small release with only a couple of models in the box, so maybe it's that. But then there have been a lot of 40k previews over the last few months and the expansion was shown only a couple of weeks ago, so maybe not, might be a bit soon. So we are getting a reverse update? Perhaps we are going back to having silly rules in the warscrolls! fantastic! haha
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    The Rumour Thread

    Highly doubtful. Rules as written will remain as they are, Malign portents made mention that there are both memory daemon versions and physical versions now. The stormcast heads are insane. Way to expensive. I'm normally ok with the price point GW set (even if I'd always like to pay less) but that is insane for a handful of heads. I'm also very surprised that the people on facebook that are always yelling about having more female models in the game are not complaining that there is a charge for female heads! (Though they don't have a head to stand on- as there is the male pack too!) At this point though I'd rather make a green stuff mould of the female heads we already have than pay that sort of money. I am surprised that they don't just add more spare heads to the stormcast kits (and a lot of other kits as well) The new troggoth kit has something like 8 alternative heads and they are large multi part. I know that is probably because they have less other options or parts but I'm sure they could find a way to squeeze and extra head or two on sprues.
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    The Rumour Thread

    Missing space dwarves from your list- squats confirmed for AoS!
  4. RexHavoc

    The Rumour Thread

    If we are mirroring underworld releases, then they need to back track and fill the holes from shadespire first! We need that skaven battletome now!
  5. RexHavoc

    Painting for skirmish

    Defiantly very grim, the red works well.! You defiantly need a spot colour though. I'm no colour theorist. but i'd probably add a very small dash of blue. The bare metal is cool, but it does make the model a bit uneven, as all the brightness is towards the bottom. You might be able to supplement the metals by adding either some colour to the eyes as a glow effect, or even the little anvil symbol on his helmet. I wouldn't go mad with colour though, just something to add some focus to the face. Some one with a better eye for colour than me would probably be able to tell you what colour goes with them with out being overpowering! (I hate using colour wheels, as I'm useless with them!)
  6. Thanks, I spent years trying and not getting any where with more realistic or gritty schemes. I've finally got round to excepting that the clean style is what I do best and I've been able to get on with painting now! Thanks, never too late, I'm always slow with updates! Got my stash of gloomspite yesterday, but before that I tried to clear some of my WIPs that had been cluttering up my desk before operation clean up! I didn't get them all finished as most of them still need the basing done, but most are at 99% and will be easy to finish off when on a day that I can't paint for too long. Slowly working may through my stash of snotlings, then it's going to be time to pull apart the ten or so old square based ones that are due a massive clean up-originally painted around 1992. Also managed to come up with a paint scheme for my newer nighthaunt models, as much I love the oxide ones, I couldn't face painting the whole army like that. I did get my KO warband leader undercoated but I've been too consumed with the bad moon to start on him yet! (though I need to as he needs to be ready for the next game!) The next grot is a character I made up for a Mordheim gang quite a number of years ago now and never got around to painting him. He's a squig leg and mushroom seller, but years of bopping vicious squigs on the head has lead him to be pretty tough! He also needs a new base (I was always quite pleased with his flagstone base so it will be sad to see it go, but he needs to be on a round like the rest of his warband!) but haven't decided if I will stick with his Mordheim themed one, in remembrance of the old game, or if I will update it to match the rest of the warbands. Also knocked up a collage of close ups of the trolls and snotlings (the snotling bottom caused a bit of a stir on another group!) for the 'eavier metal group #miniaturecloseup2018 #miniaturecloseup2019 challenge. Not the best painter in the world for sure, but some people were taking the challenge very seriously, and I thought it was about time a bit of snotling humour was injected into the proceedings!
  7. RexHavoc

    The Rumour Thread

    Yeah definitely. People forget that Soul wars was a huge release but it kind of blends in to the background as it was to some just a new box set and another stormcast release (even though there were tons of new stormcast to go with it!) They can definitely get several armies out by the end of this year, especially as the ones people are shouting for have a lot of the models already there, even if they add to them. I do wonder where we will be this time next year though. As once we see at least the last of the daemons, skaven and free guild books (Ignoring elves and dwarves, as though people still want WFB dwarves and high elves to return, elves currently have three books and dwarves have two) we will be in pretty much the same shape as we were when they pulled the plug on WFB. I do wonder if they will go back to starting the cycle again (as they used to do) or if they will continue to bring out small, more unique forces and begin to retire older battletomes that have had their day. I can see them doing that, as it also pushes to rush buying on armies they may otherwise had left off, as even if it is years, we are used to seeing models being around a long, long time and having them only around a couple of years is going to make them feel like they have a much shorter shelf life.
  8. RexHavoc

    The Rumour Thread

    6 months with out them would be fine, Gloomspite has been a huge release, over €500 in new releases let people that went mad for them so close to christmas finishing recover their wallets.
  9. RexHavoc

    The Rumour Thread

    Exactly. People are ready way to much in to every release now. It's not way a hint at a new battletome. It's the same thing as the high elf turned to stone on morathi's base. It's a nod to other things that exist or have existed at some point in time in the realms. I saw it as more than likely as a nod to the history of the realms. Once upon a time, their were dwarves that lived under the ground, but one day goblins and skaven drove them from their homes and into the cities of sigmar and the skies of the realms(KO) leaving their old ways behind. Goblins now live in the dank, which is nothing more than old forgotten dwarven cities, after years and years of neglect. Their old statues make for useful weapons for trogs. not only that but both KO and Fyreslayers both look like classic dwarves underneath their helmets. This could just be one of their cities that the goblins raided. Even the art work shows that KO don't spend all day, everyday walking around in their 'work' clothes. They are not going to be putting up statues of themselves in boiler suits and DMs. It's not a hint to anything. The only thing I might agree that it is, other than 'rule of cool' is perhaps this is a left over from WFB days. Maybe some of these sculpts were being worked on during the end times (which is why they fit the battle of skull pass terrain and troops so well) but it's taken till now to give them an AoS work over, or perhaps it's reused designs.
  10. RexHavoc

    The Rumour Thread

    Exactly this. Stormcast are to humans what Frankensteins' monster is too his creator and some angry villagers. I don't think the original humans of WFB were homo sapiens either, as the population didn't evolve there as like earth either. I think everything other than the original Slann in both WFB and AoS have some sort of magical origin.
  11. RexHavoc

    The Rumour Thread

    I dont see them joining up all four clans. We might see skyre as the main focus but with some units from other clans, other than pestilence, added in, much like gloomspite. I think gloomspite can probably be seen as the redux standard going forward. It's very similar to how DoK was brought back, only DoK missed out on spells and terrain. It could be that we have another BoC on our hands with skaven, where we no new kits except spells and terrain. Most of the skaven kits from end times are still pretty good and not far off todays standards. We of course get the new warlock from carrion empire as a separate release. Only thing not readily available is the heavy weapons teams and they can just do away with them. I'd love it if they did get a gloomspite sized overhaul but with the amount of kits they still have which are pretty serviceable I don't see it happening. The pestilence machine kits all have skyre duel builds and then you still have the stormfiends and doomwheel. We might see new stormvermin as a troop type but that could be it and they still have a full force, enough for a battletome.
  12. RexHavoc

    The Rumour Thread

    Ah, yes. If I recall, the reason I probably thought November was that there was an issue with my copy and it took them ages to find a replacement part (due to being out of stock) I'm probably misremembering the replacement showing up in November as the release. But sept-jan is still not too long a wait for the battletome, taking into account that christmas probably slows down any new release (as the big January army seems to be popular and a good way to make some after xmas cash)
  13. RexHavoc

    The Rumour Thread

    Blight war was november-ish, Nurgle was something like January. Wasn't too much of a gap between them.
  14. RexHavoc

    The Rumour Thread

    Grotbag scuttlers have been mentioned several times in fluff now but there have been no real rumours on ever seeing them as a battletome. I do suspect we will see another airship based force in the future, but GW will probably be weighing up the options as to which one will be most successful in terms of sales: Grots or Skaven. As @Overread says, I think the days of rumours are long gone. Everything we get now is people pretty much wishlisting or guessing. The only time we get actual rumours are is when something leaks but GW are on that right away now and will often 'leak' it themselves that same day to cover the leak. This is pretty much a 'look whats on the community page' thread now and then general chit chat about the newest release. But we've been down this road before, rumours dry up, people ask for to be back on track. Chit chat resumes. Is it not time to make a second rumour thread for rumours only and just let this one be what it is. It's perfectly fine to steer this one, but as complaints always seem to be that there is too much general chat for the people that just want rumours, how about trialling a no reply rumour thread on the forum?
  15. RexHavoc

    The Rumour Thread

    I actually find the battle for skull pass sculpts slightly more interesting. They have more variations than you can do with the box set one (excluding converting of course) and have more details like pouches, reminiscent of the kev adams sculpts. The details an be a little softer (which can be usual for single piece starter models) but still easy enough to paint around the issue spots. I wish i had brought more skull pass ones and less box set ones, even with the amount of converting I like to do with the set ones.
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